How will the new smoking ban affect the Lawrence music scene?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 7, 2004
“I don’t know. We’ll just have to wait and see. Results have been varied in how it affects different communities.”
“I’m not a smoker, but I know if I have a glass of wine I enjoy music better. So I understand how that could be someone’s vice and it would make it less enjoyable.”
“Ultimately, I don’t think it’s going to have any long-term effect. I’ve been to San Francisco and New York, which have incredible music scenes, and they haven’t been affected.”
“I think the bars will initially see a drop in population, but if people want to see a good show, they’ll come anyway. And probably get a longer break.”